Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby jamierourke » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:10 pm

the ultimate glasgow rock legend that was ......THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND! did anyone ever see them in the appollo in the early 70s? VAMBO MARBLE EYE!
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby dimairt » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:12 pm

Searching the Scran site last week when I came across photos of two unidentified folk-singers. A quick double -take and a clean of my specs confirmed that it was a very early pic of Clive Palmer and Robin Williamson playing at the folk club in the Crown Bar, Lothian St.
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If you haven't a subscription to Scran, pop into the Mitchell, it's free from there. So everything's fine right now.

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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby steelydel » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:26 pm

Hi...just joined. This site and this thread especially is brilliant! I only typed in Kick Reaction and all these magic posts all popped up. Ive spent the past hour reading them all. Just a quick post and i'm away to bed. I played in a band with Kick Reactions bass player Stuart Macarthur before Peter Lyons joined. It was my mate Craig Benton's sister who introduced me to Pete and we played him our demo to which he proclaimed it "the sound of Young Scotland"! A meeting was set up and we all trouped round to Pete's house for a meet. He proceeded to play a selection of his songs (Millionaire, Steam Radio) on his guitar. Absolute magic! Guy was a genius. As we needed a singer, he was asked to fill that position but he politely declined as he wanted to get his own band, The Usherettes (what a name!) off the ground. We plodded on for a couple of months but i got a place at Motherwell College and couldny afford to upgrade my guitar and amp so i dropped out.....Peter joined a few weeks after that, Jim Mitchell became their manager and enter Moroccan Coco!. Released Steam Radio as a single on their own label then changed a bit to become Kick Reaction. Should've been contenders! Pete was a brilliant songwriter and if Elliot Davies hadn't plowed all his time into WetWetWet then it may have been a different story. I've got the Steam Radio single and the Kick Reaction 12" of Stopping to Speak. When i can be bothered, i'll post some scans onto this thread.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Josef » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:59 pm

JohnR wrote:PM me as I don't want to bore everyone else with my recollections


Acht, go on. :D
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Mick_D180 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:34 am

there were a lot of great characters in the mid 80 s at Splash and nitemoves , remember 3 guys who always used to go about together Barrat, Robert and Richie, they hung about with Stevie Stanway i think from ProjectGKand i think they all worked in Virgin though one of them worked in A1 .
They seemed to spend every night at gigs and then kicking bins over and eating kebabs.
Every gig i was at they were there and always really pissed. They had a fanzine too whose name escapes me where they basically slagged off anyone who was anyone on the Glasgow music scene.
Wonder what happened to them.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Mick_D180 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:58 am

There was also a record shop and rehersal rooms at charing x The Complex owned by Russell barrie who said he was in the Cuban heels and Johnny and the self abusers,anyway i know that Sugar Sugar and Secession and the Primevals rehearsed there woodlands road i think as well as that reggae outfit from the west end (name escapes me) I have a Moroccan Coco single too a double a side given away with a fanzine sometime in the 80s.
The Rock Garden was a popular place too in queen street and i remember Sean Dickson worked in Flip the clothes shop across the road.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Mick_D180 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:20 pm

Just remembered Rockers almighty was the name of the reggae ban who rehearsed there, bit of trivia too the lead singer of Sugar Sugar was in a relationship with the coloured guy from the garage in crossroads.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:16 pm

Mick_D180 wrote:Just remembered Rockers almighty was the name of the reggae ban who rehearsed there, bit of trivia too the lead singer of Sugar Sugar was in a relationship with the coloured guy from the garage in crossroads.



Sure this was the eighties? Sounds more like the fifties.


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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby floweredpig » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:00 pm

Mick_D180 wrote:Just remembered Rockers almighty was the name of the reggae ban who rehearsed there, bit of trivia too the lead singer of Sugar Sugar was in a relationship with the coloured guy from the garage in crossroads.
I must remember to contact the local Bed & Breakfasts to make sure they put a sign up in their windows.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Cyclo2000 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:56 pm

John R and Steely Del,

Surely we should all know each other then?
The Lanarkshire (read Hamilton) scene was so small...after our band split up me and Davie Whitelock and Jim Reid and Guthrie Hanley and a few other investors (I'm sorry lads) had a recording studio in Motherwell called Voice, set up partialy with advance money we really should have given back. Everyone lost a lot of cash...particularly as my brother had at the same time opened the Champion in Oswald street, which flopped spectacularly in a matter of months - and it was the same folk who had invested in it.

I sang on a Pete Lyons track, recorded at Voice. Never see anyone from then now. Dave's an arts officer in Leicester or somesuch, Jim went to the states with his wife, fleeing substantial debt. Peter was a postman last I heard.

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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby macdonald » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:52 pm

Mick_D180 wrote:There was also a record shop and rehersal rooms at charing x The Complex owned by Russell barrie who said he was in the Cuban heels and Johnny and the self abusers,anyway i know that Sugar Sugar and Secession and the Primevals rehearsed there woodlands road i think as well as that reggae outfit from the west end (name escapes me) I have a Moroccan Coco single too a double a side given away with a fanzine sometime in the 80s.
The Rock Garden was a popular place too in queen street and i remember Sean Dickson worked in Flip the clothes shop across the road.


I don't think Russell Barrie was in either of those bands but he was in the Berlin Blondes. Anne-Marie Timoney the actor used to work in the Rock Garden.

Mickey Rooney from the Primevals used to work in 'wee Bloggs' in St Vincent St with Calum Cuthbertson of the Subs (Gimme Your Heart).
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby ianw23 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:38 am

Mick_D180 wrote:There was also a record shop and rehersal rooms at charing x The Complex owned by Russell barrie who said he was in the Cuban heels and Johnny and the self abusers,anyway i know that Sugar Sugar and Secession and the Primevals rehearsed there woodlands road i think as well as that reggae outfit from the west end (name escapes me) I have a Moroccan Coco single too a double a side given away with a fanzine sometime in the 80s.
The Rock Garden was a popular place too in queen street and i remember Sean Dickson worked in Flip the clothes shop across the road.


Sean did indeed work in flip, and in the very early days of the Soup Dragons, rehearsed at the rooms in charing cross, amazing eh? I once bought a hand made Dead Neighbours (grangemouths finest psychobilly band) t-shirt from that shop. They eventually became Lowlife. I'm still in touch with Charlie from Seccesion, a great underrated band in my humble opinion. I didnt realise Rockers Almighty actually had a real band! I thought they just spray painted graffiti around Woodlands Road and hung about maestros, looking good, :wink:
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby jiggyslassie » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:59 pm

I went to Glasgow tech with stephen pastel, at that time I never knew he was a pop star! me n my boyfriend used to call him the '' big boy anarchist'' he used to carry a message bag a la roy cropper! we thought he carried a big cartoon bomb around in it, v topical these days, he was a nice guy, shared a love of 60s films. I s'pose he's abit of a cult figure nowadays.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:48 pm

jiggyslassie wrote:I went to Glasgow tech with stephen pastel,he was a nice guy, shared a love of 60s films. I s'pose he's abit of a cult figure nowadays.


He's a shop assistant in Monorail and a part time usher at the GFT when Monorail show films


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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby steelydel » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:43 pm

Cyclo2000 wrote:John R and Steely Del,

Surely we should all know each other then?
The Lanarkshire (read Hamilton) scene was so small...after our band split up me and Davie Whitelock and Jim Reid and Guthrie Hanley and a few other investors (I'm sorry lads) had a recording studio in Motherwell called Voice, set up partialy with advance money we really should have given back. Everyone lost a lot of cash...particularly as my brother had at the same time opened the Champion in Oswald street, which flopped spectacularly in a matter of months - and it was the same folk who had invested in it.

I sang on a Pete Lyons track, recorded at Voice. Never see anyone from then now. Dave's an arts officer in Leicester or somesuch, Jim went to the states with his wife, fleeing substantial debt. Peter was a postman last I heard.

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Unfortunately, i drifted in and out of the Hamilton 'scene' without making so much as a dent. Could never find a drummer! I worked with a guy called Derek Cowan (recently murdered in Barca) who was in a band called Low Profile. We recorded down at Ah-soh studio in Crawfordjohn that was owned by the 'Infamous' Bone who had a band called The Haemorriods...(naw i never use spellcheck!!) Met John Martyn down there as well (also dead now) Nice bloke. Was seen in and around Park Lane and 3Ds for a spell in the mid-80s then i got married to an Uddingston lass whose cousin was Paul McGeechan(Friends Again/Love&Money) but thts about the sum total. Did some solo stuff on borrowed Tascams and the like but apart from an eight track cd i made up from the tapes i still have, my musical contribution to the Hamilton scene was .... nowt.
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